This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

2018 Victorian Architecture Awards

Roundup

It is becoming a bit of an addiction for us to peruse the entrants of Australian interior design and architecture awards. Today we have really hit the jackpot of online voyeurism, with the 2018 Victorian Architecture Awards entrants.

The Architecture Awards is particularly prestigious, as it is the only awards program run by the Australian Institute of Architects. It’s also judged by industry experts and peers, 
via a rigorous system that includes site visits to each project.

 

6th June, 2018

Merriwee by Templeton Architecture. Photo – Ben Hosking, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Red Hill Residence by Travis Walton Architecture. Photo – Elisa Watson, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Towers Road House by Wood Marsh Architecture. Photo – Josh Gollings, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors. Photo – Mark Roper, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Armadale Residence by Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors. Photo – Mark Roper, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Two Halves by Moloney Architects. Photo – Christine Francis, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Red Hill Residence by Travis Walton Architecture. Photo – Elisa Watson, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Tiger Prawn by WOWOWOA Architecture. Photo – Shannon McGrath, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Merriwee by Templeton Architecture. Photo – Ben Hosking, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

St. Vincents Place Residence by B.E Architecture. Photo – Derek Swalwell, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Towers House Road by Wood Marsh Architecture. Photo – Josh Gollings, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Barney by BaleyWard. Photo – Eve Wilson, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Point Lonsdale Studio by Robert Ashby Architects. Photo – Ben Hosking, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Brickface by Austin Maynard Architects. Photo – Tess Kelly, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Project Nymph by Zen Architects. Photo – Derek Swalwell, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Datum House by FIGR Architecture. Photo – Tom Blachford, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Datum House by FIGR Architecture. Photo – Tom Blachford, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Armadale Residence by Travis Walton Architecture. Photo – Elisa Watson, , courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Bendigo Hospital by Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart. Photo – Shannon McGrath, courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Bendigo Hospital by Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart. Photo – Shannon McGrath, , courtesy of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Lucy Feagins
Wednesday 6th June 2018

The National Architecture Awards, awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects, are one of the most respected awards in Australian building design. The Victorian chapter of these awards well and truly lives up to this pedigree – across 14 categories, the Victorian entries provide sound material evidence of the architectural genius in our home state!  

Great architecture doesn’t just look good – it adds value to the lives of the people who interact with it. It improves neighbourhoods, expands the public realm and can change our experience of entire towns and cities. The properties shortlisted in these awards really demonstrate this! Each project is a fine example of how great architecture can enhance our lives, and elicit an emotional response, as well as serving a practical function.

Before the awards are announced by Victorian Chapter President, Amy Muir, on Friday, June 29th, take the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the entered projects. Here we have selected some of our highlights, including both public spaces, like the Bendigo Hospital by Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart, and private residences such as Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors’ magnificent Armadale Residence.

If you are eager to dive deep on the best of Victoria’s architecture, suss the shortlist here, or explore via the new Google Earth platform that the Institute has developed, for a satellite overview of the whole back-catalogue of the award’s history.

View Comments

Similar Stories

Architecture

A Japanese-Inspired Heritage Home Transformation

Ha Architecture overcame heritage restrictions to transform this Hawthorn home into a Japanese-inspired tranquil space.

Architecture

A Breathtaking Coastal Home On The Tasmanian Shoreline

This serene holiday home by Tanner Architects makes the most of its rugged Tasmanian outlook.

Architecture

A Flood-Proof Transformation Of A 1960s Brisbane Home

Lineburg Wang saved a 1960s Brisbane home from future flood damage, and added an inspired indoor-outdoor extension.

This Week

Architecture

A Japanese-Inspired Heritage Home Transformation

Ha Architecture overcame heritage restrictions to transform this Hawthorn home into a Japanese-inspired tranquil space.

News

These Hand Painted Ceramics Celebrate The Soft Power Of Women

Femme Fantasy is the new 22-piece collaborative collection of painted, ceramic vessels from artist Marisa Mu and ceramicist Alicia McVilly.

Shopping

Shop Local At This Fabulous Pop-Up, By Four Of Our Favourite Creatives

Hattie Molloy, Sunday Salon, Curio Practice and Nicole Lawrence Studio come together for a month-long retail residency in Fitzroy. Retail is...

On The Market

Victorian Charm Meets Dramatic Modern Luxury In This Princes Hill Home For Sale

Featuring so many modern, custom made elements, every room in this house has its own distinct personality!

Shopping

11 Curated, Independent Homewares Stores We're Obsessed With!

The gifting season is upon us, but these local stores have an impeccable selection of items all year round!

Homes

A Perfectly Personalised Art Deco Rental

The colourful, art deco South Yarra apartment of Skinny Wolf owner and florist Leila Sanderson, and sound engineer Tony Espie.

Architecture

A Breathtaking Coastal Home On The Tasmanian Shoreline

This serene holiday home by Tanner Architects makes the most of its rugged Tasmanian outlook.

Family

Finding Harmony In Life, Business And Family, With Meg Tanaka Of CIBI

CIBI's Meg Tanaka on growing up in Japan, running a family business with three young boys, and living life the CIBI way.

Designers At Home

At Home With Architect Shin Kil + Visual Merchandiser Jessie Choi

The minimalist Fitzroy apartment of architect Shin Kil and visual merchandiser Jessie Choi, featuring the sleek Samsung The Serif TV.

Podcast

Cormach Evans On Creating Space For Aboriginal Excellence, On TDF Talks

In our podcast season finale, Yorta Yorta man Cormach Evans talks to host Lucy Feagins about the two organisations he founded and directs: S...

News

The Ultimate Tap For A Minimalist Kitchen

New additions to Phoenix’s award-winning Axia line expand the modern minimalist collection to sleek new heights!
Sponsored

Modernist Australia

A Pristine Mid-Century Family Home Buried In Greenery

A North Balwyn home designed by architect Alan Nance and built in 1957 is on the market, and it's amazing!
Trish Callan

Shopping

Greenhouse Interiors Have Transformed This Heritage Warehouse Into A Fully Shoppable Interiors Mega Space!

Julia Green’s latest venture is her most ambitious yet - a completely shoppable interior project spanning 600 square metres and two floors...
1.34

One Room Wonders

A Classic, Colourful Kids Room Transformation

We transform a simple baby's bedroom, with Surround by Laminex wall panelling, and a playful injection of colour, pattern and texture!

Architecture

A Flood-Proof Transformation Of A 1960s Brisbane Home

Lineburg Wang saved a 1960s Paddington, Brisbane home from future flood damage, and added an inspired indoor-outdoor extension.

Similar Stories

Architecture

A Japanese-Inspired Heritage Home Transformation

Ha Architecture overcame heritage restrictions to transform this Hawthorn home into a Japanese-inspired tranquil space.

Architecture

A Breathtaking Coastal Home On The Tasmanian Shoreline

This serene holiday home by Tanner Architects makes the most of its rugged Tasmanian outlook.

Architecture

A Flood-Proof Transformation Of A 1960s Brisbane Home

Lineburg Wang saved a 1960s Brisbane home from future flood damage, and added an inspired indoor-outdoor extension.

The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files – we would love to hear from you.

Please email us here.